Feeling Lucky

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I had fun trying out a new cookie decorating technique…

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I made some mistakes and have a list of improvements to make, but I also have a list of ideas for future decorations swirling around in my head and am eager to practice more!

I happened uponย SugarBelle’s blog and used her royal icing recipe for these cookies (Note: After finishing my cookie experiment, I saw a much more recent post from SugarBelle with an updated royal icing recipe and tips here!).

Here are the ingredients ready to begin my royal icing adventure…

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The recipe called for mixing up VERY stiff icing to start from for tinting and watering down to desired consistencies for decorating. I think I was pretty successful in this (and my wrist felt it too after mixing in all of the coloring!)

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The only two green tint colors I had were these two…

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Let the tinting begin! After multiple rounds of adding a couple drops at a time and stirring…

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Even if not quite the two green colors I had imagined, I eventually got a decent contrast and figured that was the best I could do with what I had… time to expand my green tint collection!

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(I apologize for lack of photos during this process…) I then watered down my ‘pipe consistency’ icing with a spray water bottle, placed it in a piping bag with a #3 tip, and prepared my ‘flood consistency’ icing by watering it down even more, and placed it in a squeeze bottle. Starting simple, below you can see one cookie that has been outlined, and the other that has been outlined and then “flooded’.IMG_9221

And then there were these…. ๐Ÿ˜€ I went crazy with multiple compositions!

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(I’m wishing I had more than four $1 gold coins…. I think it would have made for more of an impactful message ;))

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Since I didn’t have anything rainbow to add to the mix, I created one out of Washi tape ๐Ÿ™‚

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And let (a little too) loose with the edible goldย glitter!

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4 thoughts on “Feeling Lucky

  1. Oh my goodness! These are so perfect, tasteful and spectacular! And what an awesome technique, kind of want to try it sometime. Well done, as always, and thanks for sharing!!

    • Thank you, Mitra!! It is quite a fun technique, and the possibilities are endless! There are many many amazing examples out there on the internet ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Awwwe these are adorable and look so delicious! Jeff showed me your blog, and I love it. I will be coming here for yummy inspirations, I love this. Thanks for sharing your passion! Xo!

    • Aww thank you so much, Kim! My Want-To-Bake list is quite long, so keep visiting! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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